The Australian Cycling Team is pleased to announce the BMX Freestyle Athlete Memberships for 2020/2021.
The three athletes who will receive memberships are reigning world champion Brandon Loupos, 2017 world champion Logan Martin, and women's world number six Natalya Diehm.
Sydney's Brandon Loupos enjoyed a stunning 2019 season highlighted by winning his maiden rainbow jersey, in addition to recording the highest score ever recorded at a World Cup. Brandon won the highest prize purse in BMX Freestyle at the Japan event early 2020.
Gold Coast's Logan Martin, dual 2019 X Games gold and Urban Games gold, a two-time FISE World Series champion (2015 and 2016), claimed the inaugural BMX Freestyle world title at the 2017 UCI Urban World Championships before taking silver behind Loupos in 2019.
After turning pro in 2018, Brisbane's Diehm has enjoyed a rapid rise, firstly winning the 2019 Vans BMX Pro Cup which featured events in the USA, Australia, Germany and Mexico before finishing sixth during her Australian Team debut at the 2019 Urban World Championships. In 2019, she also added an Oceania and National title to her resume.
With the 2020 season cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the trio returned to Australia where they continue to prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the newly built BMX Freestyle Indoor Training Facility on the Gold Coast.
The trio will contest the 2021 AusCycling BMX Freestyle National Championships to be held at Beenleigh in Brisbane on December 12 where Martin and Diehm will aim to defend their titles.
Australian Cycling Team BMX Freestyle Athlete Memberships 2020/2021
- Brandon Loupos, 27, NSW, Podium
- Logan Martin, 27, QLD, Podium
- Natalya Diehm, 23, QLD, Podium Ready